Site Reliability Engineer - Security Infrastructure

Palo Alto, CA
Information Security /
Full-time /
A World-Changing Company

Palantir builds the world’s leading software for data-driven decisions and operations. By bringing the right data to the people who need it, our platforms empower our partners to develop lifesaving drugs, forecast supply chain disruptions, locate missing children, and more.

The Role

Our products support some of the most important and impactful work in the world, including defense, intelligence, and commercial applications. We are trusted by our customers to protect their mission-critical information in the face of advanced persistent threats. The mission of the Security Infrastructure team is to build platforms and software to enable our products and teams to provide the highest level of assurance to our customers. This role has wide-reaching impact, strong autonomy, and the resources and empowerment to make significant security improvements across all of Palantir. The skills and background of successful candidates may vary, but curiosity, tenacity, and a drive to be an extraordinary security engineer are the underpinnings of our team.

Palantir faces all manner of adversaries including hacktivists, criminal enterprises, and nation states. The infrastructure you will own powers our global information security program to detect and defeat them.

As an Infrastructure Engineer on our Security Infrastructure team, you will be hands-on and have wide-ranging impact for the security of Palantir and its customers. You will be responsible for:

    • Architecting and operating multiple, geographically distributed Kubernetes clusters supporting our mission software. These clusters run in cloud as well as air-gapped environments.
    • Operating multi-petabyte, distributed security information and event management systems that handle dozens of terabytes of security telemetry daily.
    • Operating security orchestration automation, and response (SOAR) clusters.
    • Associated data and telemetry pipelines. We ingest data from hundreds of discrete sources to arm our network defenders. Keeping these data pipelines lean, healthy, secure, and timely is germane to our detection and investigation workflows.

Core Responsibilities

    • Work closely with Infrastructure team to maintain, operate, and evolve multiple highly performant, large-scale Kubernetes and application clusters.
    • Collaborate with other InfoSec teams to ensure data and telemetry collected is accurate, actionable, and provides significant security value.
    • Develop, deploy, and monitor data pipelines to provide timely, complete, and accurate security data for network defenders.
    • Directly support detection and investigation workflows through query development, dashboard creation, training, and new capability development.
    • Ingest, enrich, transform, and analyze data in Palantir Foundry to provide meaningful security insights and improvements.

What We Value

    • A highly analytical mindset and eagerness to solve technical problems with distributed computing, code development, data pipelining tools, data health and monitoring frameworks, and other technologies.
    • Ability to independently own projects and balance competing priorities, whilst still effectively collaborating with colleagues.
    • Experience with public cloud service providers (e.g. Amazon AWS, Google GCP, Microsoft Azure) and modern deployment technologies (e.g. CI/CD, Kubernetes, docker).
    • Proficiency in a modern scripting or programming language such as Python (preferred), or similar scripting languages (i.e., shell, etc.).

What We Require

    • 5+ years of infrastructure engineering experience. Plus to multi-cloud / Kubernetes operational experience at scale.
    • 3+ years extensive security experience running, administering, or operating a complex Splunk Enterprise cluster.
    • Active US Security clearance, or eligibility and willingness to obtain a US Security clearance.

    • Our benefits aim to promote health and wellbeing across all areas of Palantirians’ lives. We work to continuously improve our offerings and listen to our community as we design and update them. The list below details our available benefits and some of the perks that can be enjoyed as an employee of Palantir Technologies.


    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Life and disability coverage
    • Paid leave for new parents and emergency back-up care for all parents
    • Family planning support, including fertility, adoption, and surrogacy assistance
    • Stipend to help with expenses that come with a new child
    • Commuter benefits
    • Relocation assistance
    • Unlimited paid time off
    • 2 weeks paid time off built into the end of each year

The estimated salary range for this position is estimated to be $125,000 - $185,000/year. Total compensation for this position may also include Restricted Stock units, sign-on bonus and other potential future incentives. Further note that total compensation for this position will be determined by each individual’s relevant qualifications, work experience, skills, and other factors. This estimate excludes the value of any potential sign-on bonus; the value of any benefits offered; and the potential future value of any long-term incentives.

Life at Palantir

We want every Palantirian to achieve their best outcomes, that’s why we celebrate individuals’ strengths, skills, and interests, from your first interview to your longterm growth, rather than rely on traditional career ladders. Paying attention to the needs of our community enables us to optimize our opportunities to grow and helps ensure many pathways to success at Palantir. Promoting health and well-being across all areas of Palantirians’ lives is just one of the ways we’re investing in our community. Learn more at Life at Palantir and note that our offerings may vary by region.

In keeping consistent with Palantir’s values and culture, we believe employees are “better together” and in-person work affords the opportunity for more creative outcomes. Therefore, we encourage employees to work from our offices to foster connectivity and innovation. Many teams do offer hybrid options (WFH a day or two a week), allowing our employees to strike the right trade-off for their personal productivity. Based on business need, there are a few roles that allow for “Remote” work on an exceptional basis. If you are applying for one of these roles, you must work from the state in which you are employed. If the posting is specified as Onsite, you are required to work from an office.

Palantir is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe that all Palantirians share the responsibility of upholding our commitment to these values and encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to join us in solving the world’s hardest problems. Palantir does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Palantir is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster, EEO poster supplement and Pay Transparency Notice for additional information.

Palantir is committed to making the job application process accessible to everyone. If you are living with a disability (visible or not visible) and need to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please reach out and let us know how we can help.